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Tuesday open thread: What is your favorite day of the NFL Draft?

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Which day of the NFL Draft is your favorite?

2014 NFL Draft Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

The NFL Draft used to be a a two-day event. The three-day format was adopted in 2010, and since then the draft has become a full weekend event. The drama of the first round is now isolated to capture all of the excitement in one, extended night.

Only 24 hours after the first round, we all congregate to witness the next two rounds of the draft, as teams try to add a few more starters to their team. Then comes the final day: A full-day marathon of name after name. The fourth through seventh rounds are a gauntlet of dragging picks, but it, too, has its own charm. There’s something about the yearly tradition of convincing yourself that this year’s sixth-round pick is going to be the next Richard Sherman or Tom Brady.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

Which day of the NFL Draft is your favorite?

My answer: The first day. There is just nothing that beats the intensity, the pageantry and the emotions of the first day. The players are on hand, nervously checking their phones every 20 seconds. The draft boards are still full of players I’ve heard of and have somewhat educated opinions on. The crowd on hand is as excited as they’ll be for another four months.

While I think the NFL often overdoes the production of their own events, I think they have orchestrated the perfect offseason event with the first round of the draft. It may drag on a little too long, but the intensity of the first round in unmatched by any other offseason event in sports.

Poll

Which day in the NFL Draft is your favorite?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    Day 1 (1st round)
    (110 votes)
  • 35%
    Day 2 (2nd - 3rd round)
    (71 votes)
  • 10%
    Day 3 (4th - 7th round)
    (21 votes)
202 votes total Vote Now